Houston Chronicle Report: For the second time in a week a Waller County sheriff’s deputy is in trouble with the law.


Chief Deputy Craig T. Davis, 47, was charged last Wednesday of assaulting his 16-year-old son.“He signed a no-arrest bond,” said Sheriff Glenn Smith. “His court date is in two weeks.” Davis was charged with assaulting a family member in Harris County and posted a $1,500 bond. He remains on duty with the Waller County Sheriff’s Office. “There has been some history there” between Davis and his son,” Smith said. Smith said Davis could lose his job and career if convicted, though he didn’t think the issue would get that far. “He’s got a clean record with no marks on it of any kind,” the sheriff said of his chief deputy. According to published reports, Davis allegedly had an argument with his son on March 12. The boy went to his mother’s house afterward and his mother called police. Investigators said there is evidence the teen was involved in a physical altercation. On March 11, investigators with the Texas Attorney General’s office arrested Waller County Deputy Robert Young on a warrant issued out of District Court in Travis County. The warrant is a state jail felony charge. Young posted a $5,000 surety bond after being arraigned by justice of the peace for precinct 2 of Waller County. Smith said the charges stem from an incident back when Young was an officer with the Hempstead Police Department. Smith was police chief then. He said Young was injured in the line of duty in 2007 and filed a victim’s assistance claim. The alleged falsification of documents stemmed from that claim, Smith noted. In a press release, Smith noted, “This claim has nothing to do with his official duties as a Deputy Sheriff for Waller County, and he has been reassigned to non-law enforcement duties pending further action by Travis County law enforcement officials.” Smith was elected sheriff last year and began work Jan. 1. He hired both Davis and Young shortly thereafter, with Davis coming from Tomball.

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